Let’s take a look at the qualifications for an elder. . .
1st Timothy 3 says that an elder must be gentle, self-controlled, and must not be violent.
Titus 1 says that an elder must not be arrogant, quick-tempered, or violent.
1 Peter 5 tells elders “Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.”
To say that Creflo Dollar “falls short” of these qualifications would be an understatement.
Not only does Dollar fall short of the qualifications for an elder, but he demonstrates the complete and total opposite of what an elder should be.
Scripture says that an elder must be gentle, but Dollar is harsh, abrasive, rough, derisive, and vitriolic.
Scripture says that an elder must be self-controlled, but Dollar is uncontrolled, undisciplined, disorderly, self-indulgent, wild, and unruly.
Scripture says that an elder must not be violent, but Dollar is brutal, savage, vicious, fierce, abusive, and ferocious.
Scripture says that an elder must not be arrogant, but Dollar is full of pride, conceited, elitist, narcissistic, haughty, pompous, and pretentious.
Scripture says that an elder must not be quick-tempered, but Dollar is easily angered, hot-headed, touchy, hyper-sensitive, thin-skinned, high-strung, volatile, wrathful, and full of rage.
Dollar’s behavior is extreme and it cannot be downplayed by saying “he’s only human” “no one’s perfect” “we all make mistakes” and “all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” He is unrepentant, without remorse, and in brazen rebellion against God.
Dollar isn’t simply a brother in the Lord with faults and flaws. He is an abusive violent tyrant and a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Consider what Jesus said about religious leaders like Creflo Dollar:
“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.”
The Lord said that false prophets try to disguise themselves as harmless sheep, but their behavior reveals that they are really vicious wolves. We can identify them by their fruit, which is their actions.
Although Dollar claims to be a born-again Believer, his behavior reveals that he is a vicious wolf. Over the years, he has said and done many things that indicate that he is an abusive violent tyrannical person, and that he has a deep-seated hatred and contempt for born-again Believers.
In a message years ago, Dollar said that if it weren’t for the blood of Jesus, and if we were still under the Old Covenant, many of us would be stoned for not tithing and go to hell. This shows that he is grossly ignorant of what the Scriptures teach.
The Scriptures do not teach that people were stoned for not tithing. The Scriptures teach that people were cursed for not tithing.
Although people were stoned under the Old Covenant for breaking various laws, tithing was not one of those laws. Nor do the Scriptures teach that God sent anyone to hell for not tithing.
Dollar thinks that failure to tithe is worthy of being stoned and going to hell, but God does not. God did not command such a thing in the Old Covenant.
In this same message, Dollar went on to say:
“I mean, I thought about when we first built “The Dome,” I wanted to put some of those little moving bars and give everybody a little card. They’d stick it in a little computer slot. If they were tithing, beautiful music would go off and, you know, [Creflo sings] “Welcome, welcome, welcome to the World Dome.” [Congregation laughs.]
But…if they were non-tithers, the bar would lock up, the red and blue lights would start going, the siren would go off, and a voice would go out throughout the entire dome, “Crook, crook, crook, crook!” [Congregation laughs.] Security would go and apprehend them, and once we got them all together, we’d line them up in the front and pass out Uzis by the ushers and point our Uzis right at all those non-tithing members ’cause we want God to come to church, and at the count of three “Jesus”-es we’d shoot them all dead. And then we’d take them out the side door there, have a big hole, bury them, and then go ahead and have church and have the anointing. [Mostly silence in the congregation, but one or two still actually laugh.]
Aren’t you glad we’re under the Blood of Jesus? [“Yeah, yeah,” from the congregation.] Because if we were not under the Blood of Jesus, I would certainly try it.“
Some of you might be wondering, why am I bringing this up now??
I’m bringing this up because it’s relevant additional evidence that Dollar is an abusive violent tyrant.
If you consider his words above to be a “joke” you are being naive and minimizing the severity of his murderous rhetoric. Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. In other words, people speak according to whatever dwells in their heart. This means that we need to pay close attention to what leaders say, because their words reveal and flow from what is in their hearts.
When a religious leader stands in the pulpit and says that if he had his way, he would only allow “tithers” into his building and line up all of the “non-tithers” execution style like prisoners in a concentration camp and murder them with Uzis — you better believe that his heart is full of evil, hatred, darkness, violence, murder, and a demonic desire to persecute people.
What spirit would inspire such words? The same spirit that inspired the Nazis to round up the “genetically inferior,” pack them in concentration camps, execute them and bury their bodies in mass graves. The same spirit that inspired Jim Jones to murder men, women, and children in Jamestown, Guyana. The same spirit that inspired Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot, and Joseph Stalin. The same spirit that inspires ISIS to execute non-Muslims. The spirit of Satan (who is a murderer), not the Holy Spirit.
We must take this seriously.
Are you aware that down through history, there have been many religious and political leaders who lined people up, executed them, and buried them in mass graves? This is a horrifying reality that many innocent people had to endure at the hands of psychopaths and sociopaths. This is not something to make light of or brush off as trivial.
The Lord hates the shedding of innocent blood. He considers it an abomination. Do you think He found it funny when Dollar said that he wished he could murder “non-tithers”? Do you think it glorified God to say such a thing? If Creflo Dollar truly believes that life and death are in the power of the tongue, then why did he say such a thing? Was he trying to speak death into existence?
I have said before that the only thing stopping false prophets from murdering Believers is the law of the land. At present, the United States law is the only thing restraining them from unleashing physical persecution upon Believers. But if the law of the land permitted them, like Shariah Law, they would put Believers to death. If your favorite “Bible teacher” wishes that he or she could murder or physically harm Believers, they are Satanic and you should run for your life.
“Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.” (1 John 3:15)
For further analysis of Dollar’s murderous statement, click here.
On June 8th, 2012, Creflo Dollar was arrested for assaulting his 15-year old daughter.
According to reports, his 15-year old daughter was allegedly choked, punched, slapped, slammed on the floor, and beat with his shoe.
In an audio recording of the 911 call, Dollar’s then 15-year old daughter stated that this was not the first time he viciously assaulted her and that she was afraid, shaken, and felt threatened.
This violent abusive behavior goes far outside of the scope of Biblical discipline and flies in the face of raising children in the instruction of the Lord.
It’s totally unacceptable for a grown man, especially a father, to beat the brakes off of his teenage daughter. What is he teaching his daughters about how a man should treat them? How does his behavior square up with the qualifications for an elder?
Not only did Dollar assault his daughter, but he also denied the severity of the assault and accused his 15-year old daughter and her sister (who gave a corroborating witness account) of lying about what happened.
Keeping in mind what Dollar said about lining up “non-tithers” and shooting them execution style, we should not find it surprising that he is violent at home. A person who wants to murder people is certainly capable of domestic violence.
In the video below, Dollar publicly lambasted a man for simply saying “Happy New Year.”
This was not a sound Biblical rebuke, it was spiritual abuse.
That man had to sit there like a child while Dollar barked at him in the microphone, humiliated him, and totally cut him down in front of everyone. And worst of all, everyone clapped! They are feeding Dollar’s pride and enabling his bullying behavior. They are taking pleasure in his verbal bashing and lashing of a fellow member.
Saying “Happy New Year” during a Watch Night service isn’t a sin, and it certainly isn’t worthy of being yelled at and talked to like a dog.
Many Believers including myself, have been on the receiving end of public religious bullying under the guise of “rebuke.”
This abusive behavior alienates the person who is being verbally berated and made an example of in front of everyone.
It pumps fear into the rest of the congregation and leads some of them to shun (isolate, disfellowship, distance themselves from) the person who was being scolded from the pulpit, because people do not want to affiliate with someone who is seen as being “out of line” and was publicly “rebuked” by “the man or woman of God.”
Dollar’s behavior in the clip wasn’t merely “rude” or “out of line.” It was evil, cruel, and injurious.
A commenter said this sort of behavior is one of the reasons why many people don’t want to “go to church” and she was right. I have received numerous emails and messages from Believers who were the targets of verbal browbeating during a “sermon.”
When Believers come together for fellowship, it should be a time to share in the grace, mercy, truth, and love of God. It should be a time to receive comfort, encouragement, sound reproof/correction, and admonitions/warnings. No one comes to fellowship to get cut down, bashed, embarrassed, made an example of, and harshly “rebuked” for things that aren’t sinful.
Dollar clearly flipped his lid over something that was very simple, harmless, and innocent. It was a New Year’s celebration and the man was simply enjoying himself and sharing his joy with others by saying Happy New Year.
Dollar’s abusive over-the-top response is indicative of a sociopath. Sociopaths have a grandiose sense of self. In other words, they have an extremely inflated perception of themselves, their importance, power/authority, and abilities.
Due to a sociopath’s grandiose sense of self, when they feel the tiniest bit slighted or criticized, they lose it and respond with rage and arrogance. This is exactly what Dollar did in the clip.
Someone innocently interrupted his message, and he took it personal as if he was being attacked or disrespected.
He’s perfectly fine with people shouting “amen!” during his unbiblical messages, but when someone says “Happy New Year” he unravels and goes slam ham on them. This is extreme, imbalanced, abusive behavior.
Dollar does not want anyone to correct him, yet he claims that he has been “graced” to correct others. Grace? Grace is hardly the word that I would use to describe his hateful condescending diatribe on New Year’s Eve.
If you still support Creflo Dollar in 2016, it’s high time that you re-evaluate the bad fruit of this savagely fierce wolf. Jesus is not an abusive violent tyrant, and neither are His shepherds.
“You put up with it when someone enslaves you, takes everything you have, takes advantage of you, takes control of everything, and slaps you in the face.” (2 Corinthians 11:20)
“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds, the leaders of Israel. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: What sorrow awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep? You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve. You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with harshness and cruelty.” (Ezekiel 34:2-4)